God invites us on a journey into the great unknown.
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You make the path of life known to me. Complete joy is in your presence.
Pleasures are by your side forever.
Psalm 16:11 God’s Word to the Nations
There are a number of benches that grace this path, but I seldom see people sitting on them. There is something inviting about walking a path that makes it difficult to stop except for a few moments to catch our breath or to take in a beautiful scene.
After resting for a short period it’s back to hiking.
God invites us to walk on his path.
God makes known to us the path of life. That path is found in his Son, Jesus Christ. He has cut the trail for us through his suffering, death and resurrection. We are not trailblazers, we are followers. We are his disciples as he leads us on his path.
What blows us away is that on this path there are pleasures, not worldly pleasures which come and go, but eternal pleasures because our Savior is at our side. Even now Jesus walks beside us on this journey and our pleasure is in him. This pleasure lasts for an eternity.
The path pictured above leads into the great unknown. There is something compelling about this picture. There is something that says the journey into that unknown will be worth the effort. In an even greater way, the journey into God’s great unknown for our lives is worth the effort.
On this journey God will surprise us. On this journey God will fill us with his joy. On this journey we will experience pleasures with him at our side.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner